Re: "The rest of the story" (WAS: another twist for instructions)

Subject: Re: "The rest of the story" (WAS: another twist for instructions)
From: Jeff Hanvey <techwriter -at- jewahe -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 08:24:42 -0800 (PST)

I had a similar experience with one of those assemble-yourself cabinets. I did everything according to the instructions (a first, since I, too, don't really like to follow them).

When I stood it up, it promptly fell apart.

Unlike Jo, I actually did write the company.

They offered me a job. Wonder if I should have taken it?

--- Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>

> wrote:

>This past summer I bought my husband a smoker grill. Assembling it was Accompanied by unseemly language. My dearly beloved LOVES directions (as opposed to yours truly who is the read-the-directions-when-all-else-fails type), and they drove us both nuts; had things out of sequence, didn't tell you to do something at all..... As noted below, it

>had the earmark of instructions written by someone who knew exactly what to do, could do it in his (or her) sleep, backwards and sideways.

Jeff Hanvey:


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